Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

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Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
Wisconsin US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Wisconsin's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Paul Ryan (RJanesville)
Area 1,679.95 sq mi (4,351.1 km2)
Distribution
Population (2016) 715,327[1]
Median income $61,589 (USD)[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVI R+5[2]

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in southeastern Wisconsin, covering Kenosha County, Racine County, and most of Walworth County, as well as portions of Rock County, Waukesha County, and Milwaukee County. The district's current Representative is Republican Paul Ryan, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election of 2012. Ryan will not seek reelection in 2018.[3]

A swing district, it was carried by George W. Bush in 2004 with 53%; the district voted for Barack Obama over John McCain in 2008, 51.40-47.45% and the district voted for Ryan's running mate Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012, 52.12%-47.88%.[4]

The district has a high population of working-class whites in manufacturing jobs who supported Donald Trump in 2016.[5]

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Currently, this is a swing district that leans Republican.

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 49% - George W. Bush 47%
2004 President George W. Bush 54 - John Kerry 46%
2008 President Barack Obama 51 - John McCain 48%
2012 President Mitt Romney 52 - Barack Obama 47%
2016 President Donald Trump 53 - Hillary Clinton 42%
Senate Ron Johnson 56% - Russ Feingold 42%

List of representatives[edit]

Cong
ress(es)
Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created June 5, 1848
30th William Pitt Lynde (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg William P. Lynde Democratic June 5, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
31st
32nd
Charles Durkee.jpg Charles Durkee Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
33rd
34th
Daniel Wells, Jr. (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg Daniel Wells, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
35th
36th
37th
JFPotter.jpg John F. Potter Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
38th No image.svg James S. Brown Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
39th
40th
41st
Halbert Eleazer Paine3.jpg Halbert E. Paine Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
42nd Alexander Mitchell (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg Alexander Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to the 4th district
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
Woodcut of CG Williams ca 1870.jpg Charles G. Williams Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
48th JohnWinans.jpg John Winans Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
49th
50th
51st
Lucien B. Caswell - Brady-Handy.jpg Lucien Caswell Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
52nd ClintonBabbitt.jpg Clinton Babbitt Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
HenryACooper.jpg Henry A. Cooper Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
66th CliffordERandall.jpg Clifford E. Randall Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
HenryACooper.jpg Henry A. Cooper Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 1, 1931
Died, elected to 72nd Congress, but died before serving
Vacant March 1, 1931 –
October 13, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
72nd ThomasRyumAmlie.jpg Thomas R. Amlie Republican October 13, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
73rd No image.svg George Washington Blanchard Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
74th
75th
ThomasRyumAmlie.jpg Thomas R. Amlie Progressive January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
76th
77th
Stephen Bolles (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg Stephen Bolles Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 8, 1941
Died
Vacant July 8, 1941 –
August 29, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Lawrence H. Smith (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg Lawrence H. Smith Republican August 29, 1941 –
January 22, 1958
Died
Vacant January 22, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
86th Gerald T. Flynn (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg Gerald T. Flynn Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
87th
88th
Henry C. Schadeberg.jpg Henry C. Schadeberg Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1965
[Data unknown/missing.]
89th Lynn E. Stalbaum (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg Lynn E. Stalbaum Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.]
90th
91st
Henry C. Schadeberg.jpg Henry C. Schadeberg Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Secretary of Defense Les Aspin.jpg Les Aspin Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 20, 1993
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Vacant January 20, 1993 –
May 4, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
103rd Rep. Peter Barca.jpg Peter W. Barca Democratic May 4, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
104th
105th
Mark Neumann.jpg Mark Neumann Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
[Data unknown/missing.]
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Paul Ryan official portrait.jpg Paul Ryan Republican January 3, 1999 –
Present
Retiring in 2018.

Living former members of the House[edit]

As of April 2018, there are two living former members of the House from the District.

Member Term of service Date of birth (and current age)
Peter W. Barca 1993–1995 (1955-08-07) August 7, 1955 (age 62)
Mark Neumann 1995–1999 (1954-02-27) February 27, 1954 (age 64)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "My Congressional District". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 19, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ Jonathan Martin and Nicholas Fandos. "Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election in November". The New York Times, April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Presidential Canvass Results
  5. ^ "White working-class voters flipped Wisconsin red". Retrieved June 29, 2018. 

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ohio's 8th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
October 29, 2015 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Coordinates: 42°41′43″N 88°02′47″W / 42.69528°N 88.04639°W / 42.69528; -88.04639